May 21, 2020

Today's Top 5 From Purdue University

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Purdue develops application to quantify impact of COVID-19 on research programs

To measure and document the level of disruption of research experiments and activities requiring on-campus laboratories and field sites, Purdue and Microsoft are collaborating on a tool that allows researchers to input information about how specific sponsored programs have been affected.

Media Contact: Steve Tally,


Enabling highways and bridges to prevent their own damage

Purdue associate professor Luna Lu is developing technology that would allow concrete-paved bridges and highways to reveal more accurately when they need repairs and to come equipped with materials that respond to potential damage.

Media Contact: Kayla Wiles,


Purdue ranked 3rd nationally in startup creation

A report covering an 11-year period of technology commercialization activities lists Purdue as third in the U.S. for startup creation.

Media Contact: Cynthia Sequin,


Tips on taking care of loved ones at home or in a health care facility during the COVID-19 pandemic

Purdue School of Nursing assistant professor Jiayun Xu is providing some tips on how to care for a family member or oneself with extended medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Media Contact: Matthew Oates,


With auditoriums closed, schools turn to virtual end-of-year musical performances

Christopher Cayari, an assistant professor of music education in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance at Purdue, researches online music making and collective performances on YouTube, Soundcloud, Tik Tok and other digital platforms.

Media Contact: Joseph Paul,


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